100,000 Skulls

Nino Sarabutra is an artist who in October 2013  filled the Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore with more than 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls. She then invited the public to walk on them, with each step trampling and smashing the skulls. The exhabition was part of a project called ‘What Would you Leave Behind’, explained by the artist as “In truth, each step we take brings us one step closer to our own demise, yet we never know which will be our last. I want people to ask themselves how they live, what are they doing – if today was your last on earth, what will you leave behind?”

Nino asked a range of people to help create the skulls – friends, family, neighbors, students, workers etc. While making them, they were asked to contemplate their life and think about what they will leave behind. Their answers, along with answers given through the internet, were projected onto the walls of the gallery for visitors to read. Nino invites the public to share their own thoughts through the What Would You Leave Behind website.

Check out the amazing images of the skulls on display below.




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Find out more at Nino Sarabutra’s website